Visit us Monday-Friday, 7am to 4:30pm. We have a small office with a small learning display, and we enjoy visiting with people that stop by.
Our Waterfowl Production Areas offer opportunities for:
- Wildlife watching
Location and Contact Information
The prairies of northwest North Dakota are home to an abundance of wildlife. The Crosby Wetland Management District lies within the Prairie Pothole Region, otherwise known as the “Duck Factory of North America". A vast expanse of grassland dotted with numerous small wetlands creates a highly productive area for waterfowl production. Despite the widespread land conversion, approximately 50 percent of North America’s breeding waterfowl population is still produced within the Prairie Pothole Region. Areas throughout the Wetland Management District are also deemed critical habitat for the threatened piping plover. The Wetland Management District was established primarily to protect this waterfowl breeding and nesting habitat.
What We Do
The Crosby Wetland Management District manages land in Divide, Burke and Williams counties, North Dakota for the benefit of migratory and resident wildlife.
- monitoring and actively managing land
- maintaining cooperative agreements with private landowners
- administration of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service wetland and grassland easements
- coordination with partners and stakeholders.
Projects and Research
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service conducts several ongoing surveys to monitor wildlife and vegetation in the district and ensure the district is meeting its conservation goals. Visit our Projects and Research page to learn more.